Office of Academic Affairs

Deans and Chairs

Faculty Search Workshop

For anyone hoping to run a faculty search

August 30, noon-1:30 p.m.
Kettler 117


Nuts and Bolts

New chairs expected, all chairs and deans invited

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Kettler 178


September 1: What it means to be a chair

September 29: Faculty evaluation: reappointment, promotion and tenure

October 27: Assessment: General Education and Program; and interactive program with Kent Johnson

Chair Lunches

Chairs only, please

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Kettler 178

September 29
February 16

Mentoring Faculty Learning Community

A four-part series: We will discuss Johnson, W.B. (2016) On being a mentor: A guide for higher education faculty

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Kettler 154

October 6
November 3
February 2
March 2


Spring Leadership Development

New chairs expected, all chairs and deans invited

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Kettler 178

February 23
March 2

Academic Affairs seeks to support faculty, chairs and deans in all aspects of their academic professional lives.  To that end, we provide specific support for new faculty and administrators; reappointment, promotion and tenure processes, and ongoing support and recognition for teaching and research.  Please contact Dr. Dixson with any questions or suggestions for making your IPFW life more productive and successful.

Teaching and Learning

Dixon-Marcia 2015

Marcia Dixson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, leads initiatives for faculty support and resources. Dr. Dixson, associate professor of communication, earned a B.S.E. and M.A. in English Education from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and a Ph.D. in Communication Research from University of Iowa, Iowa City. She began at IPFW in 1993 as an Assistant Professor.  

Besides teaching and doing research in family communication and scholarship of teaching and learning she has served in several administrative roles: Basic Course Director, Graduate Director and Chair of Communication and the first Director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Contact Dr. Dixson by phone at 260-481-6558 or by Email.

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